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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 1, 2011 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadhead geography

indian pride all the way. you wouldn't believe what the school looks like now. do a quick google and you'll see it looks like an entirely new building.

there was some controversy regarding the mascot in '04:

from wiki
"The school's mascot is an Indian. In 2004, there was a major controversy at the school about the appropriateness of the mascot. The school took up the issue after researching high schools and colleges around the U.S. with similar nicknames that had decided to change their mascots. Many of these schools had received complaints from Native American groups about the stereotypes that the mascots reinforced. The student council also discussed rumors that New Jersey would be banning Native American-related mascots eventually, and it was decided that taking up the issue by choice rather than force was the right thing to do. After months of public debate and an official symposium in which students voiced opinions from both sides of the issue, a vote was held among the students and faculty and the motion to keep the Indian was affirmed, 67% voting in favor of keeping the mascot."

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Poster: ducats Date: Nov 1, 2011 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadhead geography

what year?

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 1, 2011 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadhead geography

I was class of '06. I was too involved in other activities to care about the mascot thing in '04, but I certainly didn't want it to be changed.

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Poster: ducats Date: Nov 1, 2011 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadhead geography

do you want to know anything else? pretty amazing - wonder if any other forumites ran into eachother on this board who graduated 24yrs apart from the same high school - i would guess none. i'm assuming your parents didn't go there.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 1, 2011 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadhead geography

It is pretty amazing. My folks went elsewhere in jersey. Did Mr jasper, history teacher, work there at the time? I'm sure there's a few teachers we both knew but their names are all escaping me right now.

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Poster: ducats Date: Nov 1, 2011 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Deadhead geography

Jeff's been there foreever